Cocktail Drinks Recipes To Ring In The New Year

Do you plan on inviting a few friends over to ring in the New Year? Here are some easy drinks that you can make to have a night festive.

Grapefruit Gimlet

Total Time: 5 min

Prep: 5 min

Yield: 1 serving

Level: Easy


· 2 ounces freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice

· 2 ounces gin

· 1 tablespoon simple syrup


Add the grapefruit juice, gin and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and vigorously shake for 30 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice. Garnish with a small triangle wedge of grapefruit.

The Manhattan Cocktail

· 1 1/2 oz. Rye (Rittenhouse 100pf)

· 1.75 oz Sweet Vermouth

· .5 oz Grand Marnier

· 3 dashes Angostura Bitters

· 1 lemon twist, for garnish.

Add ingredients to a mixing glass. Add ice, stir and strain in a chilled cocktail coupe. Garnish with zest of lemon.

Champagne Cocktail

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail


· 1/4 oz brandy

· 3/4 oz ruby port

· 3/4 oz orange juice

· 4 oz Champagne


· Pour the brandy, port and orange juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

· Shake well.

· Strain into a Champagne flute.

· Top with Champagne.

Cosmopolitan Cocktail


1 oz vodka

1/2 oz triple sec

1/2 oz Rose's® lime juice

1/2 oz cranberry juice


Shake vodka, triple sec, lime and cranberry juice vigorously in a shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass, garnish with a lime wedge on the rim, and serve.

A Goodnight Kiss


4 oz Champagne

1 splash Campari® bitters

1 sugar cube